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'Moon Of The Faith:' A History Of The Apricot And Its Many Pleasures

The Romans dubbed it the "precious one." Poets praised its beauty. The conquering Arabs took it to the Mideast, where the luxurious fruit was exploited in sugary confections.
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Regina King Reigns In Hollywood

The actress has successfully navigated working both in front of and behind the camera. She's won an Emmy for her television work, and she's in demand as a director on shows like Animal Kingdom.
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Aliens Attack And Congress Goes Extreme In CBS' Political Satire 'BrainDead'

The creators of The Good Wife mix comedy, politics and science fiction in their new summer series. TV critic David Bianculli says BrainDead is bizarre, fun and full of "intriguing little elements."
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A Childhood Of Transcendental Meditation, Spent In The 'Shadow Of A Guru'

Journalist Claire Hoffman grew up in a utopian community in Fairfield, Iowa. At first, she says, "it was entirely magical." Then doubt crept in. Hoffman's memoir is Greetings from Utopia Park.
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Celery: Why?

Considering humans' millennia-long struggle with famine, it's surprising anyone spent time or resources cultivating low-calorie celery. But the vegetable's original use had nothing to do with food.
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On A Dark Day, The Tonys Double Down On Joy — And Pride

The shadow of a mass shooting in Orlando cast a pall over the 70th Annual Tony Awards broadcast, but host James Corden offered a spirited paean to "every Broadway would-be."
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Summer TV Preview: Which Shows Are Worth Staying Indoors?

A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.
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Tony Awards Show Honors Florida Victims; 'Hamilton' Wins 11 Categories

The 70th Tony Awards ceremony was dedicated to people affected by Sunday's deadly mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
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May I Help You Find Your Seat? We Sat Down With Broadway's Longtime Ushers

Every year, NPR's Jeff Lunden talks to some of the hardworking people in the theater biz who aren't eligible for Tony nominations.
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'Rich And Pretty' Author Rumaan Alam Captures Lives Very Different From His Own

The new novel "Rich and Pretty" follows two women who find themselves at a crossroad. Host Linda Wertheimer talks to author Rumaan Alam about writing characters that are nothing like oneself.

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